Americas Cup final

The start of the finals series in the Americas Cup between Oracle USA and Team NZ started in Bermuda this morning NZ time.

Oracle need to win 7 races to win, Team NZ need to win 8 (they incurred a penalty due to an odd heats rule and started the final on -1).

I couldn’t avoid seeing the results of the first two races on Twitter but I’m watching delayed coverage on Prime now.

The first race looks like a rout. Oracle won the start but received a penalty and Team NZ took over the race from there.

Team NZ started well in the second race, lost all of a large lead on one leg, then raced away after a poor gybe by Oracle.

After day 1 it is 1-0 to Team NZ.

10 Comments

  1. Conspiratoor

     /  June 18, 2017

    Too early?

  2. Gezza

     /  June 18, 2017

    Damn – didn’t know Prime was doing delayed coverage.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 18, 2017

      le tour c’est mon truc G. Excitement levels are rising!!

      • Gezza

         /  June 18, 2017

        Mais bien sur, mon ami. Quand est-ce?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  June 18, 2017

          International free hugs day G. You’ll need a sky sub or VPN to watch it though

          • Gezza

             /  June 18, 2017

            Tweets cryptique a Blazeur, s’il vous plait, m’sieu. Au revoir.

  3. “Oracle won the start but received a penalty and Team NZ took over the race from there.” Oracle were forced over the start line I thought Pete… so they lost the start as its standard match race tactics to try and get a penalty on the opponent in the pre-start maneuvers

    • Yes. Oracle lost the start because they crossed the line too soon, thus incurring a two-boat-length penalty and allowing ETNZ to proceed ahead of them. In my dinghy racing days they would have had to go back across the line and start again, by which time ETNZ would probably have rounded the first mark.

  4. Zedd

     /  June 18, 2017

    rich boys, playing with their ‘rich boys toys’ BORING..
    btw; its no longer ‘sailing’ it looks more like flying over water ?

    • What have you got against rich boys and there toys? and its called foiling try keep up.